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What’s Your Story About Brenda?

We want to hear from anyone and everyone that knows our contestants. Are you a Co-Worker? Best Friend? Second Cousin? Ex-lover? Or did you have a transcendent experience watching them tell a story at a Slam? Whoever you are we want your most joyful/hilarious/insane/petrifying story! Post it in the comments section for your chance to win one free ticket to our Summer Grand Slam Competition, July 24th at the Painted Bride. Winners will be chosen on July 19th.This contest is now closed but keep reading about our storytellers! See who won here.

Brenda’s Life Story:
Grew up in Africa, now live in Philly with my partner and son. Moved here 10 years ago. (You’d never know it. I sound just like my South Philly neighbors.)  I enjoy painful things like running 30 miles and cycling 175 miles. I am a nurse….was never the class clown. Human pathophysiology turns me on. Public speaking terrifies me.  

Brenda’s Winning StorySlam: Faulty Logic (May at L’Etage)
Intergenerational friendships can be as rewarding as they can be tricky. With so many decades between them, neighborly Brenda finds herself caught in a very delicate predicament with her elderly Scrabble partner whose lusty labido has failed to age!

Storyteller Q and A

1) What was the last thing (contest, competition, etc.) you’ve won? (not counting our StorySlam)
A scholarship. I am a nerd.

2) The theme is Show and Tell. What was the silliest/best/coolest object you took to Show and Tell in elementary school?
Um, there was no show and tell where I grew up.

3) What is unique about your storytelling style?
I don’t have a storytelling style, but my partner says I have a sophisticated sense of humor. I suppose that’s what you’d say if you were very kind, and wanted to say that I laugh at my own joke when nobody else is. Ah well…

4) Why should your Slam opponents be nervous about competing against you?
They shouldn’t have any fear at all. I only know one good story…and oh dear…I’ve used it. 

5) Boring question double header- where do you live (neighborhood or town) and how old are you?
Bellavista. Early 30s.

Okay fans, here is where you get to have your say! Post away! And check out our other contestants by clicking here.

Upcoming Events
  • BEyond Expectations – The Talk: Parents, Sons and the Police
  • Date: March 7, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Venue: SouthWest CDC
  • Location: 6328 Paschall Avenue
  • StorySlam: Promotions (tickets on sale 3/4/19)
  • Date: March 26, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: The Playground at the Adrienne
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street